MWA Calendar

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North Baltimore Chapter: The Past is Always With Us

December 03, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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The past is always with us, especially during the holiday season when we tell and retell family stories. Barbara Morrison explores ways to capture moments of our past to spark mini-memoirs, flash fiction and essays.

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First Friday Open Mic - December 2020 - Featuring Poet Laura Shovan

December 04, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Featured Poet: Laura Shovan. Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers.

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Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Monthly Meeting

December 08, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lower Eastern Shore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Regular Monthly Meeting

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November Montgomery County Zoom Open-Mic

December 12, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

If you have something you’ve been hesitant to share with us because you can’t quite pare it down to the usual 5-minute limit, please write to me to let me know.

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Prince George's County Writing Your Way to Wellness

December 12, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Prince George's County Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Jennifer Dent Brown, creator of the Stop. Dieting. Forever. program giving tips living rather than dieting.

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A Closer Look at Beloved Award-Winning Novelist Toni Morrison

December 12, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Webinar

Join us for an online discussion about Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist Toni Morrison, featuring Michele Simms-Burton, a scholar and founding board member of the Toni Morrison Society, and including audience Q&A.

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Annapolis Chapter Open Mic Night

December 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Annapolis Chapter of MWA presents Open Mic Night! This is your chance to read your published, unpublished, finished, or in-progress poetry, fiction, non-fiction, etc. in front of a friendly group of supportive people.

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Cumberland Chapter Meeting - December

December 16, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Cumberland Chapter Zoom Meeting
ZOOM meeting only

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This is a chapter meeting. Agenda will include a report on members writing activities and read a page.

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Howard County "Write-In"

December 17, 2020
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Get started on your entry for Howard County's short story writing contest, or make progress on your own project!

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Hark the Frederick Writers Read

December 19, 2020
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Holiday Open Mic

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First Friday Open Mic - January 2021 - Featured Poet Tara A. Elliot

January 01, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Featured Presenter Tara A. Elliot. Writers, performers and lover of verse are invited to spend time sharing work and experiences in support for the lonely sport of writing and building a supportive group of MWA writers.

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Let us Slam!

January 16, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

This workshop will explore the history of slam poetry and review the works of ‘Old Possum’ and ‘Slampapi’ . Is their work really that similar? Let us slam!

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MWA January 2021 Board Meeting

January 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Writers Block Workshop

January 20, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This writers block workshop will introduce a technique known as Common Sense Writing, which explores using sensory isolation as a means to get out of your head and develop ideas from different perspectives.

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Non-Fiction Panel Workshop

January 21, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This Nonfiction Panel Workshop will introduce three distinguished published authors to discuss their diverse works and publishing experiences and answer your questions about how to get going and get published.

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How To Sell More Books in 2021

January 23, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

MWA Webinar Series

Ally E. Machate is on a mission to make great books happen and help authors reach more readers. Learn the 3 best ways to start selling more books, and avoid the mistakes that slow sales, with steps you can take right away.

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NORTH BALTIMORE CHAPTER MEETING: RE-OPENING YOUR LIFE IN 2021 – A GOAL SETTING WORKSHOP

January 28, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Jump start 2021with goals and action plans that help you achieve your aspirations as a writer!

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MWA February 2021 Board Meeting

February 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Montgomery County/Frederick County joint meeting in February

February 20, 2021
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

In this practical, participatory workshop, publishing and writing experts Valarie Austin, Katherine Pickett, and Barbara Morrison share innovative tools and techniques to help you restart your writing.

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North Baltimore Chapter: On the Line

February 25, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

North Baltimore Chapter Zoom Meeting
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Examine how line is crucial to meaning and nuance in poetry.

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MWA March 2021 Board Meeting

March 15, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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Webinar: Creating Believable Villains with Maria Snyder

March 20, 2021
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MWA Webinar Series

The enduring legacy of memorable villains to their complexity as characters. Tune in for insights on turning your one dimensional villain into a full blown bad ass that your readers will love to hate.

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MWA April 2021 Board Meeting

April 19, 2021
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

MWA members are always welcome to attend board meetings. Currently MWA is holding all meetings virtually. If the venue changes, this event listing will be updated.

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